Sofya Zakharova is a 2-year-old Russian girl. Like all children, she would like to go to kindergarten to play with her friends.
A little girl is excluded from kindergarten because of her malformation: “She would scare other children”
Unfortunately, her wish for the moment cannot be realized, because the little girl has a deformed face and fingers and toes stuck together. And the school doesn’t want her because she might scare the children.
The psychotherapist who follows her is of a different opinion: “The sooner you have the opportunity to relate to others, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your condition”.
Sofya’s family lives in extreme poverty and cannot afford the costs of intervention.
A charity is working on her case, so much so that the head of the republic where Sofya lives said:
“I understand that if it had not been for the charity there would be no talks and no transfers. It is already clear that the rights of the child and parents have been violated, and now there will be a proper legal assessment.”